I wonder if the DC-10-15s for "hot and high" airports used what you call "rating plugs" on those CF6 powerplants? I believe the DC-10-15s used CF6-50 engines, instead of the CF6-6 engines on the 10 series. So it was essentially a DC-10-10 with DC-10-30 engines. As I understand i...Jump to post
I’ve only a couple of long haul red eyes. In 2018 I flew QF with a redeye on SIN-LHR. Despite my best efforts I had no sleep at all on the flight. About an hour and a half before arrival I had two coffees and that was enough to get me through to the late afternoon when I was able to check into my ho...Jump to post
Given there's nothing new that can match the 717 for their inter island operation. I'm not sure how realistic this is, bit could an option be fleet of around 12-15 secondhand A320s. Configured with around 170 seats in a 2 class layout, have them fly inter island at a reduced frequency with longer tu...Jump to post
From a pure comfort perspective -Airbus A330-200/300 - Airbus A350-900 - Airbus A380-800 - Embraer 170/190 From a fun to fly perspective - Boeing 717-200 - DHC-6-300 Twin Otter - Dash 8-100/200/300/400 - Fokker 70/100 From a special aircraft perspective - Boeing 727-200 (Glad I managed to fly on one...Jump to post
Rex 737-800 VH-RYU (ex VH-VOM) has just landed in Singapore being ferried MEL-DRW-XSP.
As far as RPT airports are concerned. Where I live (Brisbane outter north) there is one primary airport, and two defacto secondary airports within a two hour drive, with a further two just outside the two hour boundary. Brisbane (BNE) is my primary airport about 30 minutes from where I live. Sunshin...Jump to post
BAe Jetstream J32
- Aeropelican (Australia) NTL-SYD
- Air National (New Zealand) CHC-HKK
BAe Jetstream J41
- Brindabella Airlines (Australia) TMW-BNE
All Airlines no longer in business.
Interesting thread For the purpose of this I've included subsidiaries and contract flights under the marketing airline brand ie. All Qantaslink flights under Qantas. Sectors Flown 1. Qantas - 53 2. Virgin Blue/Australia - 40 3. Air New Zealand - 10 4. Jetstar - 7 =5. Ansett - 4 =5. REX - 4 =5. Tiger...Jump to post
Ahh my favourite prop. I was waiting for this one Here's my list Dash 8-100 Skytrans Regional (VH-QQF) Dash 8-200 Sunstate Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-SDAx2) Dash 8-300 Eastern Australia Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-TQE) Sunstate Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-SBV/SCE/TQL) Widerøe (LN-WFS) Dash 8-400 Air Icel...Jump to post
Shortest Wide body: HND-ITM 219nm 1h10m blocked (actual flight time around 50 min) NH 777-200 Longest Narrow body: PER-BNE 1952nm usually around 4h 30m blocked (closer to 4h most often actual flight time) on both QF and VA 737-800. Usually longer going westbound but I've only done east bound in a na...Jump to post
Pure speculation on my part. For the regional fleet given that Qantas already has a wet leasing relationship with Alliance. I can see Qantas buying a fleet of E190/195 E2 to replace the 717 fleet. These will be leased to Alliance who operate them on contract for Qantaslink for the Central and East C...Jump to post
WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295. If we're going down that road may as well add: SYD in Mascot, NSW (pop 14,772) MEL in Tullamarine, VIC (pop 6,605) Don’t think you have been to WTB to make a comment like that, there is nothing about. Have a look at a satellite photo. I get your poin...Jump to post
zeke wrote:WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295.
Comfort wise I have to say an Embraer Ejet. But I have a massive soft spot for the Dash 8 especially the older 100/200/300 series. I love looking out the window to see the propellers spinning and the familiar buzz from the engines. ATRs are ok, a bit more boring than a Dash and dare I say a bit ugli...Jump to post
Thank you for the final chapter - it was great to read back to pre-covid. The far north of Europe looks interesting - and cold! Did you prefer the SIN or PER routing on QF? Thank you, Yeah I really enjoyed the far north, the no sun part really threw me off for the first few days. Seeing the norther...Jump to post
AirIndia wrote:Nice report Jason. Sad that many of the beauties you clicked at LHR will no longer be seen again....
Do share you LHR-PER sector dinner picture...
Welcome to the final installment of my Europe trip report. This covers the flights from Alta, Norway back to London, my last couple of days in London before travelling home on the nonstop Qantas Dreamliner service to Perth and the final domestic connection taking me home to Brisbane. https://i.ibb.c...Jump to post
A few that come to mind What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles Crazy - Patsy Cline Stormy weather - Etta James Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink...Jump to post
Of what I have experienced SIN hands down. I love the architecture and the fact there are plenty of dining and shopping options without being in your face like duty free at most other airports. In Europe AMS is probably the best I've experienced very efficient design. I like the architecture of OSL ...Jump to post
For me it's the Boeing 737 by far. 54 of 153 flights. The next highest are the Airbus A32S and Dash 8 Family both with 15 each Highest widebody is the Boeing 767 on 8 flights. 737s can be broken down to - 6x 737-300 (AN/MI/NZ/QF) - 5x 737-400 (QF) - 1x 737-600 (SK) - 8x 737-700 (SK/VA)* - 34x 737-80...Jump to post
In Australia it's not all that uncommon to board via airstairs at least for narrowbody aircraft. Excluding -EBQ at the Qantas founders museum in LRE (747-200) the largest I've boarded is either a Jetstar A321 at BNE, or an Icelandair 757-200 at KEF. I have however deboarded a Qantas A380 at LHR whic...Jump to post
My highest is five in November 2018
1. AF1750 CDG-AMS A318-100 F-GUGI
2. KL1233 AMS-CDG B737-800 PH-BXK
3. FI543 CDG-KEF B767-300ER TF-ISW
4. NY112 RKV-AEY DHC8-400 TF-FXI
5. FNA536 AEY-GRY DHC6-300 TF-NLD
Broken on either side by a connecting AF flight and another NY flight.
I had my first Pfizer dose on Tuesday, no side effects other than localised tenderness at the injection site. I did get a nasty headache the day after, but I already had headaches and sinus problems lingering on from an earlier flu, so I don't think it was related to the vaccine. My mother also got ...Jump to post
I notice barring the A320 series, UA has an all-Boeing fleet. 1) CO had an all-Boeing fleet as well. Did UA have these Airbuses from before the merger, or were they ordered later? 2) UA also has 45 A350s on order, deferred to 2027. Will this ever see the light of day? The 32S fleet was pre merger. ...Jump to post
Qantas (Originally BA) - Total in Fleet: 7 VH-ZXG Boeing 767-336(ER) N700KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXF Boeing 767-336(ER) HS-JAS Jet Asia Airways - In storage VH-ZXE Boeing 767-336(ER) NN703KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXD Boeing 767-336(ER) N705KW Eastern Airlines - In operati...Jump to post
I've used both airports. As pointed out by other posters Haneda is much closer to the key parts of Tokyo. As a leisure traveller I don't really have a strong preference either way the extra 45-60 minutes or so is neither here nor there, but for business travel Haneda is no question far superior and ...Jump to post
Not anymore. In the past I've had an iPad 2, a couple of Samsung S series tablets and a cheap Lenovo tablet.
Instead of a tablet I now use a HP x360 Chromebook, which can be used as a tablet (albeit a very thick tablet), but personally I much prefer having the physical keyboard.
Blocked pitot probes isn't much of a problem and shouldn't result in a crash if they have been blocked before take off. You simply wouldn't see a speed increase during the take off roll and would abort. That's what the 80 or 100 knots callout is there for. Blocked static ports are a bit more tricky...Jump to post
My last precovid trip was to Japan in November 2019 flying SQ BNE-SIN-NRT and the reverse routing back on a mixture of A350-900/A380/777-300ER. In Japan I did a few domestic flights on a mix of JL/NH 777-200 (A and ER) and A350-900. As well as a Shinkansen trip between TYO and OSA. On the return I h...Jump to post
Lately I have a preference for tea. Generally - Yorkshire Tea taken with a dash of milk, no sugar. - Lipton again dash of milk, no sugar (Not as good as Yorkshire, but it's what is in the tearoom at work.) - Twinings Green Tea with Lemon taken as is. (A good energy boost for the afternoon) Sometimes...Jump to post
vhqpa wrote:Don't have any numbers on hand but I'd say LAX, JFK and MEM are contenders, perhaps even SDF.